News Good Thing We Didn’t Rebuild the Damn Thing Before the Governor Got Around to “Thinking Broadly”
posted by December 12 at 8:54 AMon
From the Seattle Times…
Gregoire now open to options besides viaduct replacement
Over the past few months, Gov. Christine Gregoire has become more open to considering a surface-and-transit future for the Seattle waterfront, instead of replacing the old Alaskan Way Viaduct with another highway.
Gregoire said she has begun to think broadly about mobility and about Seattle’s future as an “international city”—marked by population growth, a leading seaport and increased tourism—that needs a hospitable waterfront.
“If this is to be an international city, we’ll have to look at the entire system. Once you do that, the surface option becomes an open question,” she said in a telephone interview Tuesday.